Govt wants boycott of by-polls so it manipulates voting for its candidates: Taj

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By Fast Kashmir on 29/03/2017. 1 Comment

Appeal ECI to provide security for elections

Srinagar, Mar 29: Senior Congress leader Taj Mohi-u-din Wednesday said that the government has failed to provide secure atmosphere for campaigning for by-poll for two seats of Parliament in Kashmir.
He charged the PDP-BJP government of creating volatile and insecure atmosphere in the valley for “manipulating” voting for their candidates.
“Government wants boycott of the by-polls so that people won’t come out for voting and it (government) manipulates voting to favour their candidates,” Taj said in a press conference in Anantnag Wednesday.
“The government has imposed election on us in such a volatile situation. But will fight against them and won’t run away,” he said.
The Congress leader said that the opposition political parties were trying to create an atmosphere for elections and added that the government is disturbing the situation.
“Our workers are terrified, even I feel terrified. Situation is not right for elections…..When killings occur, Chief Minister’s cavalcade is pelted with stones, how can our workers got out and campaign,” he said.
“We appeal the Election Commission of India to provide security and peaceful atmosphere for elections.
By-polls are to be held on April 9 and 12 for two parliamentary seats of Anantnag and Srinagar, comprising 31 assembly segments. (KNS)


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